Giritale Cycle Tour

4 Hours

A Special Rustic Experience

Why should you book this trip?

  • Ideal route giving riders an authentic experience in a rural setting alongside interaction with the local residents.
  • The picturesque path takes you passed paddy fields and other agricultural areas - where you may also witness farmers at work.
  • Irrigation canals seen along the way, offer bird watchers the chance to spot beautiful endemic birdlife and other wildlife as well.
  • You will be accompanied by especially trained team members, ready to respond and attend to our clients, at all times.

Starting from the Giritale dam, we will ride along the irrigation canal on a generally flat terrain. The canal serves many purposes as you will witness: it not only provides water for the paddy fields, but also serves as a gathering place for the local residents to enjoy a bath. They enjoy talking to tourists who pass by - should you wish to engage.

Your bike guide will explain about the paddy cultivation in Sri Lanka and the role played by farmers towards the agricultural needs of the island. If you love to take pictures, this is an ideal spot to do so. There will be plenty of birdlife and scenes to enjoy.

This will be followed by a visit to a family’s home, to get a sense of the local lifestyle. First you will enjoy a cookery demonstration using local organic produce, after which it will be time to taste some homemade traditional sweets and tender coconut water. We then continue our Giritale Tour and head towards a few village tanks and more paddy fields. Finally we will ride to Bendiwewa, which is a small farming village, closer to the famous city of Polonnaruwa.

Our Services Include:

  • High quality, well-maintained mountain bikes with helmets
  • The services of a knowledgeable and experienced cycling guide
  • English speaking bike guide service
  • Support vehicle
  • Water and Snacks during the trail
  • Local family visits and interactive experience with a Sri Lankan Lunch
  • First aid box and tool box

Our Services do not include;

  • Any transportation to starting/ending point of the Giritale Tour
  • Any additional beverage or food, which would be ordered extra by clients
  • Any personal effects not mentioned in this description
  • Any tips for the staff
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the ‘Included in the Price’ section
Overall Trip Rating:
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- Based on 3 travel reviews
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  1. Countryside Cycling
    By Katrine Belchamber
    from United Kingdom
    March 15, 2024
    Nice ride in the countryside with local guides. Met many local folks and had lunch at a local house too. The bikes were in good condition and we had some biscuits and fruits during the ride as well. Knowledgeable local guide was leading the ride while another jeep following us for any emergency. Very well organized excursion. We highly recommond this trip.
    Date of Experience: February 22, 2024
  2. Great Experience with nice people
    By Marc Ehlen
    from Sri Lanka
    September 21, 2023
    We had a great cycling experience in Giritale. Our local guides were marvelous and provided with us a lot of information about the area, poeple, history and the wildlife we encountered. We visited a family house and lunch was so delicious. Remarkable experience.
    Date of Experience: August 24, 2023
  3. Incredible riding experience
    By Donna Peters
    from Canada
    February 28, 2023
    The bikes were superb and the terrain was mostly flat. Suitable for famylies and kids as well. Our local guide Sameera was a nice guide and tried to make us comfortable throughout the ride. The lunch at the village house was mouth watering. Lot of interactions with local people. A bit of wildlife encounters made our experience a remarkable one.
    Date of Experience: February 16, 2023

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Giritale Cycle Tour
From $108
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $60
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $60
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $54
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $54
/ Adult - 5 or More people
  • SLDT/2205/CY13
  • Giritale Dam
  • 48 hours
  • 4 Hours
  • Throughout the Year
  • 7.30 am

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